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Just got my Street 500 on Monday. Love the bike (It's my first) Love riding. I was worried yesterday, because I had to drive my kids to school, that I wasn't going to get a chance to ride her. But then I remembered that the gas light came on the day before so I took her out just to gas up. What do you guys do with the gas cap when you're filling up?

Worried about scratches laying it on the tank.
Worried about the leather laying it on the seat.
Worried about dirt and junk laying it on the ground.

Do you just hold it?
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Awesome, congrats on getting your street.
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Got any pockets on your pants ?

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I toss it up on the gas pump while I fuel.

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I set my gloves on the seat, put the gas cap on top of the gloves.
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I set my gloves on the seat, put the gas cap on top of the gloves.
that's actually a good idea, and then just wash the gloves if you feel that's needed every so often.
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I set my gloves on the seat, put the gas cap on top of the gloves.


I do that as well. I also grab some of the paper towels just in case I puke gasoline all over the tank which happens more often than I'd like.


The configuration of the hole in the tank tends to make that happen far too often IMO. If I was keeping the stock tank I'd probably cut that plate out of the tank eventually just to get rid of it. Why they like to restrict the opening to the tank confuses me. Combined with the vapor collector on the gas nozzle they make fueling a motorcycle a pain in the butt.




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I usually just put it on the seat, been doing that for years. If you leave it anywhere else just dont forget about it. If you're forgetful then go with flamegirl's way.

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Just got my Street 500 on Monday. Love the bike (It's my first) Love riding. I was worried yesterday, because I had to drive my kids to school, that I wasn't going to get a chance to ride her. But then I remembered that the gas light came on the day before so I took her out just to gas up. What do you guys do with the gas cap when you're filling up?

Worried about scratches laying it on the tank.
Worried about the leather laying it on the seat.
Worried about dirt and junk laying it on the ground.

Do you just hold it?
I put the cap on the top of the gas pump. Hadn't considered the possibility of scratches... until now. Thanks a lot!

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another thing to consider if you want to rest the cap on your bike is to pull out some paper towel if there is any at the pump and rest it on your bike or on anything else close by..... just don't ride off without it!
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